The Squier Affinity Series Starcaster Electric Guitar in Candy Apple Red is based upon one of Fender's quirkier creations. With a unique offset hollow body and individual curved headstock the Starcaster was divisive upon its initial release but over the course of time has become highly sought after due to its great tone and rarity in the vintage market.
Laminated Maple Hollow Body
The Affinity Series Starcaster has a semi-hollow body construction to give you that sought after hollow body tone. Composed of Laminated Maple you get a snappy sound that is clear with plenty of acoustic ring. The Affinity Series Starcaster twangs when you use it on the clean amp setting but still has loads of growl when you switch to overdrive or distortion.
All-Maple Neck Construction
Featuring an all-Maple neck and fretboard construction to match the Laminated Maple body, the Affinity Series Starcaster really hits the mids and highs well, giving you plenty of brightness to your sound without anything in the way of mud from the tone. The neck is shaped to the Fender staple 'C' shaped profile and the matched Maple fretboard feels glorious under your fingers with 22 narrow-tall frets accompanied by Black Dot inlays to ensure you never lose your way on even those most adventurous of scale runs.
Dual Squier Humbuckers
A pair of Squier Humbuckers give you some serious high fidelity tone, making the Squier Starcaster perfect for a variety of styles. Great for crunchy rhythm playing and searing lead tones a Master Volume and Master Tone knobs let you dial in a range of tones. With a 3-position toggle switch, you can switch between either pickup on its own or both at the same time making this one extremely powerful and versatile guitar.
Unusually for a Squier model, this guitar features an Adjustable Bridge with Stop Tailpiece, ensuring your intonation is always on point. The Die-Cast Tuning Machines give you rock-steady tuning, so you can always rely on this guitar no matter how aggressively you like to hit the strings. The unusual Starcaster headstock features a stripe on the lower side that matches the body colour, adding an unusual yet visually striking aesthetic to this guitar.
The Squier Affinity Series Starcaster Electric Guitar in Candy Apple Red is packed full of features that you'd ordinarily find on a far pricier guitar. Based on a guitar played by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, Killers guitarist Dave Keunig and Jamie Cook of the Arctic Monkeys, you know you're getting a great playing guitar with plenty of heritage.
Manufacturer Squier Model Affinity Series Starcaster Colour Candy Apple Red Body Material Laminated Maple Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Satin Urethane Neck Shape 'C' Shape Scale Length 25.5-inch (648mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Fingerboard Radius 9.5-inch (305mm) No. of Frets 22 Fret Size Narrow Tall Position Inlays Black Dots Nut Material PPS Nut Width 1.65-inch (42mm) Bridge Pickup Standard Humbucking Neck Pickup Standard Humbucking Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Adjustable with Stop Tailpiece Hardware Finish Chrome Tuning Machines Die-Cast Control Knobs Skirted Amp Knobs
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